The James Clerk Maxwell Foundation (Registered Charity SC015003) was formed in Scotland in 1977 to honour one of the greatest scientists who has ever lived: James Clerk Maxwell.
In 1993 the Foundation acquired James Clerk Maxwell's birthplace in Edinburgh (see brochure). This elegant Georgian house, after period restoration, displays a growing collection of heritage material associated with James Clerk Maxwell, his associates and family circle.
The James Clerk Maxwell Foundation's objectives are:-
1. To provide in the birthplace an attractive and stimulating environment for the mathematicians, scientists and engineers
from all over the world to meet in seminars, symposia, workshops and courses.
2. To display the history of Maxwell's family and his many technical advances, as a simple museum, within his birthplace.
3. To develop programmes to encourage young students to become mathematicians, scientists and engineers.
Research and travel grants are made to young scientists. James Clerk Maxwell prizes are awarded.
4. To increase public awareness of the foundations laid by James Clerk Maxwell for the increasingly pervasive
technologies of today, e.g. through meetings, exhibitions, lectures, and cultural events.
We welcome you to this web site and invite you to explore it, we hope that you will find something of interest about James Clerk Maxwell - The man who changed everything.